The Minnesota Vikings started off the free agency period with a bang, signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a two-year contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Vikings reached agreement on a 2-year extension with QB Kirk Cousins, per his agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
Cousins was set to enter the final year of a three-year, $84 million contract that he signed prior to the 2018 season.
In two years as a Viking he’s gone 18-12-1 with one playoff win against the New Orleans Saints in 2019. Last season he set his career high in quarterback rating and graded as Pro Football Focus’s sixth best quarterback, earning him his second Pro Bowl appearance.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the deal is worth $66 million.
Summing up the #Vikings deal for Kirk Cousins: 2 new years worth $66M. So 3 years in all for $96M. He has $61M guaranteed at signing. An additional $35M is guaranteed for injury but converts to a fully at the beginning of the 2021 season. They won’t cut him after 1 year and $61M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020